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to attract working class voters. for romney it's a mission in ohio to make up ground on the president with time running out. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. ohio is considered a must-win for both candidates. they've been spending so much time that governor kasich joked they should start paying taxes in the state. it illustrates how important this handful of swing states are. president obama and mitt romney are following each other from one battleground state to another. on wednesday ohio was their target. >> you probably are aware that there's an election going on right now in ohio. >> i believe you're going to help me win ohio. >> reporter: today it's a quick flight to virginia. >> we're a compassionate people. >> reporter: on wednesday romney tried to convey a more empathetic candidate. >> we have people that are hurting, we have people that are disabled and poor and they need our help and receive our help. we're a charitable people. >> reporter: recent polls shows romney trailing the president on the question of which cand
of its strategies and we're starting to see that on the trail. to better connect with voters, romney is campaigning more with three events today in ohio. >> we're taking back this country. we're going to get it strong again! >> reporter: he's been more accessible to the media, with hastily arranged interviews. >> i listen to a lot of advice but frankly i'm going to keep on my message which is i know how to get this economy going, create jobs, more take-home pay for people. >> reporter: and today he released a new type of television ad which will air here in ohio and other battleground states where he makes his case directly with voters. >> my plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. >> reporter: the romney campaign knows the candidate has something of an image problem and hope to change the impression he can be aloof and detached. he is still shadowed by remarks he made of which he said about his campaign, it's not my job to worry about the 47% of people who don't pay income taxes. >> those comments hasn't just become a problem with romney's critics. >> well, i
of three voters is over 65, romney trails president obama by four points. 51% to 47%. in ohio, romney is down eight points, 52% to 44%. and it gets about the same z mbers in virginia, eight points behind. in those three states, of senior voters who said medicare is extremely important 53% are going with president obama, 42% mitt romney. we asked dean reynolds to tell us more about the medicare factor. >> the first step to a stronger strcare is to repeal obamacare. oboos) because it represents the worst of both worlds! >> reporter: a week ago when republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan spoke about medicare to the american association of retired persons in new orleans, he got an earful. >> the law turned medicare boo into a piggy bank for obamacare! (boos) >> reporter: that frosty reaction is borne out in new polling, both by cbs news and others which found more people thought the president would do a better job handling medicare than governor romney. the "washington post" and kaiser foundation surveyed voters in virginia, ohio, and florida. in those states that found that saj
romney, 53% to 43%. dean reynolds is in the buckeye state tonight with the voters. dean? >> reporter: scott, back in 2008, nearly 30% of ohio's more than seven million voters cast their ballots before election day, and the campaigns this time around would love to see them increase that percentage. >> three, two, one! ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: what some are calling election month began in ohio promptly at 8:00 a.m. ♪ some voters had over-nighted in the parking lot outside a columbus polling place. >> i think there's been a lot of controversy about early voting. >> reporter: emerald hernandez was there bright and early. >> for me it's a convenience, i can come in and get it done. >> reporter: you spent the night, though, to be one of the very first. >> i did. i was pretty excited. i thought why not? it's something different. i can say once in my life i camped out to vote. >> reporter: the names of the early voters are reported by the county board of elections. not their votes, just their names. the campaigns try to guess how they voted based on where they live or past voti
gender gap and a tale of two female voters. weeks until the election, mitt romney is working hard to improve his trailing poll numbers among female voters by focusing on their economic concerns. sharyl attkisson profiles two women with very different takes on the campaign. >> dear daughter, welcome to america. your share of obama's debt is over $50,000. >> reporter: in an ad released earlier this week, the romney campaign spoke directly to women, pointing to the economy as their key concern. penny zakrzewski agrees growing debt is her greatest worry. >> when the market crashed, we ended up having two more kids and staying in a home that is too small for us. >> reporter: a stay-at-home mom with three kids she plans to vote for mitt romney. to win virginia he needs more women like her. a recent cbs news poll shows the gender gap between romney and the president is widening, while romney holds a six-point lead among men, president obama has a 12-point advantage with women. polls also show women are more interested than men in issues impacting their pocketbook. political expert deirdr
in ohio, the president is up by 25 points for women voters. today romney will be focused on the economy. that's been an issue that's the cornerstone of the campaign. there's trouble there for romney there, too. in the poll for the first time the president has taken a lead on that key issue in all three states. romney is shifting his strategy. gnaw ad out making the case directly to voters on how he can help them and improve their lives. the romney campaign says it is not worried. they've teshl polling has these numbers much closer together. they say this is still a very tight race and they also important to enthusiasm. that is actually reflected in our polls. the republican voters remain more enthusiastic about voting than the democrats. charlie, norah and gail. >> last night on "the tonight show" ann romney responded to criticism over her husband's remarks about the 47% of voters who do not pay federal income tax. the candidate's wife says he does care about all americans. >> you try so hard to get your message out and you try so hard to let people know, you know, this is a guy i know
a barn burner now. >> reporter: mitt romney's run -- paul ryan dialed back expectations. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break the campaign. >> reporter: paul ryan says mitt romney will lay out the choice voters have, especially when it comes to the economy. >>> oracle workers hear from the master tonight. he delivered the key note address. more than 50,000 people are in san francisco for the event. he described his vision of hardware and software that works together. >> oracle 12c is the foundation for an expanding business, cloud business at oracle corporation. it is the foundation, the software foundation of the oracle cloud. >> it runs through thursday. >>> a justin bieber first. on stage. what happened last night that ,,,, [ owner ] i need to expand to meet the needs of my growing business. but how am i going to fund it? and i have to find a way to manage my cash flow better. [ female announcer ] our wells fargo bankers are here to listen, offer guidance and provide you with options tailored to your business. we've loaned more money to small businesses than any other b
. >> schieffer: marsha blackburn, every poll seems to suggest that when it comes to women voters, mitt romney just doesn't do very well. i mean, he's up, i think now in ohio, is it 25 points among women. why do you think that is is it. >> i think there's a couple of things there. number one, i think most women are independent voters. and they're waiting to see some specifics. and as i've been in nevada and north carolina and virginia and different states, what i hear from women is they want jobs in the economy is issue number one. they want specifics. thiept ton what is going to be done to repeal, replace obamacare. make that workable. they're looking for detail. and i think a lot of the undecides are there and that female vote is very soft. and larry i think you're seeing that in your polling, too. it's very movable and as we get into the debatees, as people react-- women are appalled with what happened in libya. and i think they're looking for some accountability. they want to see a serious-- >> schieffer: what you're saying is mitt romney is not specific enough. he needs to give us some mo
and governing. with mitt romney and president obama in the final hours of preparing and holding mock debates it's up to the running mates to connect with the voters on the campaign trail. >> together we'll win north carolina. >> reporter: vice president biden said something on tuesday the romney campaign agreed with. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: paul ryan said the middle class has been buried. >> they are being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> reporter: the obama campaign said ryan took mr. biden's words out of context. the president will have the first word tonight, mitt romney will have the last. >> susan, thank you. this is where you can watch tonight's debate. our coverage begins at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on cbs. meanwhile off the campaign trail conservative blogs were buzzing about fox news recent airing about a 2007 speech by a then senator obama before a black audience. he expressed suspicion the federal government was withholding recovery money to new orleans after hurricane
shows 51 percent of men favor mitt romney and 54% of a man favor obama. many women voters to focus on closing and mitt romney economic plan. >>> he wouldn't able to relate to me or a single parent or a person that doesn't know where their next dollar is " to come from to pay their bill. >>> i'm looking for to the debates and votes for the mitt romney will be able to articulate with his plans are and like tumor specifics. >>> a lot of women say spending in health care the most important issues and they will be listening on wednesday when the debate face-to-face for the first time. the first debate at the top of the agenda on face the nation this morning. we're talking to two top republicans the new jersey governor and the former house speaker newt gingrich. another of look at the so-called swing states on destination at 8 30 right here on cbs 5. today is another spare the air day around the bay area. grit of air quality officials in the air could be unhealthy for a second day in a row to people are advised to reduce driving to up the day and avoid outdoor activities during the ho
but it leads to a better place. i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: romney does lead in one category, voters in those same states say he would do a better job on the deficit. and both candidates will be appearing in the cleveland and toledo area today and romney will also be making a stop near columbus. >> it's on. thanks. two powerful bombs exploded in the syrian capital of damascus this morning. the explosion detonated minutes apart followed by gunfire. the attack was blamed on terrorists. damascus has been rocked by a series of bombings in recent months as the uprising against president bashir al assad escalates. >> egypt's president is scheduled to address the u.n. general assembly. his remarks will be closely watched for signs of what direction egypt's new government may go. on tuesday president obama addressed the general assembly. he urged world leaders to reject extremism citing the murder of the u.s. ambassador in libya and three others. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: the president told world leaders
promotion in virginia beach while romney focused on the debt in springfield. >> california voters will consider to measures to raise taxes for education. which one is better for schools? >> is hard to say which one is exactly better for schools because it depends on what your view of what works best in government. do you think should handle the money, who do you trust and how much you want to pay? let's compare proposition 38 and 30 >> guarantees politicians cannot touch it >> proposition 38 is waging a new campaign to funnel billions to our schools. attorney molly maunder is the biggest backer spending $20 million of art. she says the money will not go to the general fund but directly to the schools k through 12 and to early childhood programs. >> the money in 38 for the schools is barricaded from sacramento >> prop. 38 would raise the income taxes for almost anyone on a sliding scale. $75,000, you pay $1,082. 150,000, shell out 2700 in taxes and this will last for 12 years >> governor brown wants voters to support his ballot initiative, proposition 30. it raises sales tax a quar
that obama has moved out of the margin of error in the swing states so it will now be much harder for romney to see a path, a strategic path to victory. >> most voters identify the economy and jobs as the number- one issue. in this poll, all three swing states pennsylvania ohio and florida have a majority of voters choosing the president as their man to lead the charge, something we have not seen before >> notice that he has managed to weather the concern about the economy largely because romney has not convinced people that he will be a preferable alternative. >> presidential campaigns are character tests >> he is a campaign strategist and has worked with both bill and hillary clinton and al gore and he says it is not over yet >> particularly in the age of replacement referee is that we see in the nfl, the obama campaign should not be celebrating in the end zone too early. >> after republican nominee mitt romney was seen talking about the 47 percent who do not pay income taxes in a secret recording >> last week for romney will arguably go down as one of the worst week's presidential candida
shows mr. obama with 51% support compared to 44% for mitt romney. the poll surveyed voters in more than half a dozen states. susan mcginnis joins us live. >> reporter: good morning. everybody is getting sick of these polls. it is what they show that the president has within reach the 270 electoral votes needed to win. he is still coming under lots of criticism over handling of foreign affairs >> more than 11,000 people packed a high school in las vegas sunday night to listen to president obama. >> we'll win nevada again. we'll win this election against. >> last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. >> governor romney he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston on sunday. he's not practicing since june. his running mate paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> parentally not everyone got the memo to downplay expectations >> thursday morning you are going to be scratching your heads and say wow we have a barn burner for the ne
ago. barry peterson reports some voters in colorado are fed up. >> romney paid just 14% in taxes last year on over 13 until in income. >> obama wages war on coal while we lose jobs to china. >> they blow everything out of proportion, both sides. >> i push mute. >> reporter: in colorado alone 47 million dollars in five months has been spent by the obama and romney campaigns and groups supporting them. but come november, people here will be able to tell the rest of the nation just how they feel about enduring all those tv ads. >> let me get your e-mail address. >> reporter: he got amendment 65 on the ballot, if passed the state's congressional delegation would be required to propose an amendment to the u.s. constitution limiting campaign contributions and spending. allena nunez is executive director of colorado common cause. >> the result is a democracy that really distorts the voice of ordinary people in favor of those who can write multimillion dollar checks. >> reporter: billionaires would argue they have the same rights, freedom of speech, of anybody else. >> free speech protects ou
the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they are entitled. >> romney put out two new ads. saying his policies will make life better for voters. susan mcginnis is in washington with all of this this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, terrell. romney is in pennsylvania today, not airing any ads in the state today. this is a state that hasn't supported a republican in nearly 25 years. apparently his visit, according to his aides talking privately is more about fund-raising to try to sort of slow the president's momentum with early voting in many areas under way. early voting began in iowa thursday morning and voters lined up to cast their ballots. president obama's team is feeling confident that most of these early votes will be for the president. >> this many people this early in the morning really shows that there's strong support here in iowa for the president. >> reporter: on thursday, both candidates were in another battleground state. >> how's it going, virginia beach? >> reporter: president obama talked to voters in southern virginia. >> growing our ec
% of voters who say they're undecided, they could change their mind. romney's challenge is to show why his proposals will make their life better and why the president doesn't deserve another chance. there was an interesting group last week in ohio with voters who packed the president in 2008 but aren't sold this time. it shows some think the president isn't to blame for the economy. they also don't know much good about romney thanks to the negative ads romney's campaign has been outspent two to one in swing states. in the debate romney can talk to the voters, give specifics and contrast that with the president's record. for "cbs this morning," i'm jan crawford in denver. >>> both candidates are trying to protect themselves for any verbal slipups. as bill plante reports, that kind of moment doesn't happen very often. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. if the conventional wisdom is the president is leading and romney needs a game-changer, what may the debate do to allow that? ever since the first debate ever in 1960 and the regular debates which began in 1976, these-bates produc
or raise taxes on the wealthy is doing better proposition 30 favored by 55 percent of voters 36 percent opposed, it will raise income tax on people making $250,000 a year, it will raise sales taxes. president obama and republican candidate mitt romney take a break to get ready for their first presidential debate next week dru levenson shows us both candidates sent running mates to battleground states. >>> vice-president joe biden plate to florida's older voters. first at a diner than a rally he said president obama wants to make sure medicare is around. >>> the action the president took strengthen medicare trust fund and exceeded its live up to 2024 >>> biden argued the republicans want to drastically change the program >>> that on want to tell you they're not for medicare there for a thing called a voucher care >>> and the vice presidential nominee hammered the obama administration for out of control borrowing and spending. >>> as a result the most of not fixing it our credit rating downgraded for first time in history >>> line said new hampshire's will help shape the election >>> get
there campaign. >> reporter: romney is trailing in the polls in most must-win states and voters, he says, will see a clear choice wednesday night. tara mergener, cbs news, the white house. >>> supreme court jumped into tricky issues in its first session of the fall. justices heard arguments over weather companies can be held responsible for human rights abuses in countries where they do business. a lawsuit against royal dutch petroleum said it was complicit and the high court said it will not hear a challenge against the use of full body scanners at airports. >>> byob. we are not talking about a barbecue with beer here, either, the message being sent to people shopping in one bay area city. >>> and we will tell you where to steer clear of the traffic messes, coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, news that manufacturing grer the first time in four montn it's a . >>> stocks are starting the 4th quarter on a big rally that manufacturing grew for the first month in the last four. the dow is up 91 points and some change. a good sign there. macy's says they plan to hire 80,000 workers for the holida
other on stage with millions of american voters watching. >> i think you'll see the mitt romney that cares about putting the american people back to work. i think that's the most important goal that the governor has. >> i think what you'll hear the president do tonight is have a conversation directly with the american people about where we've been over the past four years and what we have to continue to do moving forward. >>> secretary clinton pledged tuesday that nobody will hold this department more accountable than we hold ourselves. that statement was prompted by a claim of a known security failure at the benghazi conflict. >>> american airlines has found more planes with seats that could come loose in mid flight. >>> the two planes that had the original problem are now back in service. american airlines says no passengers have been injured in any of those incidents. >>> this is how many years apart? i'm sorry. >> sorry guy. >>> last night the miami marlins gave adam greenberg another chance. he struck out on three pitches. >>> presidential debates will be seen live on youtu
nationwide gallup poll of registered voters shows the president leading romney 50-44%. jan crawford caught up with romney wednesday as he faced new pressure from republicans to get tougher. >> good morning. romney really has taken some hits in the polls, and conservatives, his supporters, are really getting anxious. they're starting to get nervous that time is running out. i had a chance to talk to him yesterday before a big rally in ohio. and i picked up none of that from romney, no kind of anxiety, no nervousness. he looked very measured like someone who is going to stay the course, stay on message. he talked a lot about the debate, and that's a chance for the american people to kind of see his message and also for him to show what he says is some false attacks by the president. he had some pretty harsh words for the president, too, and his campaign. take a listen to that. >> this is a campaign not about character assassination, even though i think that's what's come from the obama camp, by and large. >> reporter: character assassination? >> yeah. >> has the obama campaign engaged in charac
not think very much of governor romney. and he wants to keep that to himself in the debate. >> reporter: in a quinnipiac university poll that was released today, it shows that it is still a close race among likely voters. the president is up 4 points nationwide and he is expected to do better in the debate tomorrow night by a 2-1 margin. but among the independent voters, the people that both sides are trying to win right now, romney is ahead by 2 points. i'm grace lee, cbs 5. >> our coverage of the presidential debate begins tomorrow here on eyewitness news at 5:00 and then on the cbs evening news which follows and join scott pelley for full debate coverage that will begin at 6 p.m. >>> cracking down on smoking. the new rules in one bay area city that make it nearly impossible for anyone to smoke in public. >> good evening to you, paul deanno with the forecast, told you a couple of minutes ago that the heat is just about finished. we're sunny and warm at the beach today but man, are we going to get chilly and there is a chance of rain in the forecast. find out when next. >> then a bay a
out of the margin of error in the swing states. so it is now going to be much harder for mitt romney to see a pass, a strategic path to victory. >> most voters identify the economy and jobs as the number- one issue this election year. in this poll all three swing states, pennsylvania, ohio, in florida, have a majority of voters choosing the president as their man to lead the charge. something we have not seen before. >> we noticed that he has managed to weather the concern about the economy largely because mitt romney has not convinced people that he will be a preferable alternative. >> he is a presidential campaign strategist and has worked with both bill clinton and hillary clinton as well as al gore and he says that it is not over yet. >> particularly in the age of replacement referees that we're seeing in the nfl, the obama campaign should not be celebrating in the end zone to early. >> but he believes that it will be tough to recover after mitt romney was seen talking about a 47 percent who do not pay federal income taxes in a secret recording. >> last week for mitt romney will
>>> campaign 2012 president obama and mitt romney prepping for their first debate next week the running mates were campaigning in battleground states joe biden in florida telling voters the republicans want to change medicare meanwhile paul ryan hammered the obama administration on the economy >>> they don't want to tell you the not for medicare there for a thing i call a voucher care >>> as a result of the most predictable economic crisis and not fixing it our credit rating was downgraded for first time in our history >>> the candidates are honing debate techniques run it will get help from ohio senator rob portman who will play obama and for the president's preparations senator john kerry will stand in for romney. cub manager brown vetoes a bill to ban agencies from disrupting cellphones service without court order, it targeted bart, which sparked a free-speech debate when it cut cellphones service in san francisco to disrupt the planned protest, the governor said it could divert attention from a true emergency by requiring court agencies to get eight court order prior to a shutdown >>> pub
nationwide but among the independent voters the people both sides are trying to win, romney is ahead by 2 points. >> thank you. >>> a bay area egg producer getting some heat from an animal rights group saying customers are being duped by misleading packages showing happy chickens. cbs 5 reporter linda yee says customers deserves a refund. >> reporter: it all comes down to this picture a hen and her chicks pecking away in an open field on a carton of judy's organi eggs. they are accused of false advertising and they are being sued. >> the issue is whether consumers are deceived. the picture on the packaging depicts hens roaming about a green fields. >> reporter: they usually cost a third more for organic. >> i look for that because i want, you know, an animal that is free and roaming free not in a cage. >> reporter: the animal rights group says that's exactly the misconception. at the farm, it's obvious the hens are not outside. >> if you look around, it speaks for itself. you see a series of sheds with thousands of hens inside them and look at the green fields and you don't see any one r
romney, who is trailing in the polls, he will be looking for a breakout moment and voters will be looking for details on his plan to lower taxes and the deficit. >> i think you will hear a great deal of specifics. you will hear the contrast because the president's reforms haven't been enough to help the economy. that's going to be the thing for me is someone who comes forward with a comprehensive cohesive plan for the economy and where america realistically fits into that. that's going to be probably what swings it. >> reporter: both candidates know that every answer and gesture counts. while fumbles can be costly. meaning what happens tonight could decide what happens on november 6. joining me now is cbs 5 political analyst joe tuman. i know you participated in a lot of these debates, coached people what would be your advice to mitt romney to give him the edge? >> reporter: it wouldn't be learn to do do zingers, people don't feel he is authentic. you can't teach people to do something that's unnatural. he has never been a mean- spirited person on the campaign, doesn't tell jokes well. tr
president obama and mitt romney but romney spend millions on their campaigns another candidate flies under the radar roseanne barr, the comedian in oakland tonight reporter juliette goodrich on her message to voters. >>> comedian and former tv star roseanne barr running for president as the peace and freedom party candidate. bart telling voters she wants to legalize marijuana >>> the night can get twice as many brownies >>> she spoke at a panel at oaksterdam the nation's first cannabis trade school >>> what is your message? >>> democracy freedom and peace. >>> roseanne barr is the peace and freedom candidate in california her name will be on the ballot in this state and other states as well. >>> she's not done enough ballots to win but her supporters think otherwise >>> we can get one person killed to save the one to legalize cannabis that will decide the election >>> her supporters of the ticket will boost the peace and freedom registration juliette goodrich cbs 5 >>> a california man behind a crude film market and the profit mohammad in jail, but not because of the found a judge ordered
issues. a poll shows romney has a 4% advantage with independent voters while a "washington post"-abc news poll shows most registered voters expects president obama will win the debate. >>> passengers on an american airlines jet had a rough ride over the weekend. a boston to miami flight was diverted after a row of seats became unbolted from the floor. witnesses say the seats were sliding around like a carnival ride. there was a concern the seats could have gone airborne within the cabin. the plane landed safely at jfk airport. >> wouldn't have wanted to be on that flight. >>> dairy farmers say milk can get a lot more expensive if congress doesn't pass a new farm bill. the old farm bill expired on sunday. new york senator chuck schumer says without a new bill, the they'll have to pay higher. producers say prices could go higher than $6.00 a gallon. >>> it isn't just the price of milk, a fire and explosion could lead to a worldwide shortage of disposable diapers. the worldwide supply of >>> for the first time since world war ii there are no kennedys in congress. but one of them is trying ve
growing. >> reporter: a new poll shows 56% of registered voters think the president will win the matchup. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who will have the best zinger, who will put the mopoints on board. governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just reporter: the presiden . aying in nevada to prepare weekend and is heading to mpairadotoday. ca watchs say all thre chalrtunity forepuicr the n er to hava me- changing moment. new jers governor chris christieto cbs's bob schieffer romney is pable of that. >> the whole race will be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> reporter: but romney's running mate paul ryan downplayed the debate. >> i don't think one event will make or break the campaign. >> reporter: romney is trailing in the polls in most must-win states. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. >>> in california, 10% of parents exempt their children from the mandatory school vaccinations. yesterday, governor brown signed a new law making vaccine waivers tougher to get. but a last-minute change is giving parents a new out. >> reporter: at tri-vall
hispanic american voters and a new survey from the pugh hispanic center shows why that's important. this year, nearly 24 million hispanic americans will be eligible to vote roughly 5 million more than in 2008. but romney has certainly not given up trying to win that group over. >> hispanics have been his disproportionately hard. hispanic unemployment is 11%. >> reporter: the two men could get a chance to discuss immigration face to face during wednesday's debate. in washington, susan mcginnis, cbs 2 news. >> romney will stay in colorado today while the president continues debate prep. necessary henderson, nevada. >>> and cbs -- he is in henderson nevada. >>> and cbs 5 will have live coverage. debate starting at 6 p.m. tomorrow. >>> 4:41. airline seats coming unbolted in midair. how pilots are dealing with the in flight emergency. >> plus a killer speaks out 10 years after the deadly sniper attack in washington, d.c. what he wishes he could say to the victims' families now. coming up. >>> and a 10-year-old joyride all caught on tape. how amazing that no one got hurt. ,,,,,,,,,,,, po
obama and mitt romney all tied up as they head into the evening's presidential debate. this poll is from united technologies and the national journal of congressional connection. it shows that the two candidates with 47% each among likely voters nationwide. other recent polls have showed the president with a narrow lead. bigad shaban has more on today's face-to-face encounter in colorado. >> reporter: the stage isby . the cameras are in place and the candidates are in their final hours of preparation. >> governor, are you ready for tomorrow? >> i'm get there is. >> reporter: mitt romney took a break from his rehearsal to grab a burrito bowl. on his break president obama did sight seeing to hoover dam. when they arrive at the university of denver tonight they will face a lot of questions about the economy. >> i'm not interested in creating democratic jobs or republican jobs. i'm interested in creating american jobs. >> reporter: tonight's debate will feature six 15-minute segments. the first three are devoted to the economy. >> there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of opportunity. >> repor
be a shock if mitt romney were to win. he has to find a way to shake up that narrative. >> one of the things we've seen in the polls is older voters moving more in the direction towards president obama, and one of the key issues in this campaign has been medicare which has really been brought to light since mitt romney brought on paul ryan as his running mate. do you think retrospectively that could actually cost him? >> i think this is more about mitt romney than it is about paul ryan. it's always more about the principal than it is about the vice presidential candidate. that being said, when you talk to trks over the last few years, ever since paul ryan unveiled his medicare plan several years ago, what they've said is we hope we can play even on medicare and this is in congressional races and senate races. the idea is they want to be able to play even on it. no one saying on the republican side we think we can win 70% or 75% based on this. that's usually where politicians want to be. they want to have issues that resonate with 75% of the people, not half the people. so if they're even at
. for the next 40 days voters can cast their ballots at county offices. early voting begins october 9th, that is when absentee ballots are mailed out. and for the third day in a row president obama and mitt romney are campaigning in the same state. the candidates spent a morning in virginia but the president promoting a plan to create jobs while mitt romney focused on the national debt crisis. of course virginia is one of the key battleground states, we will watch closely. >> criminals target a woman sitting cost side of pete's coffee. we'll tell you how police say the scenario is becoming increasingly common. >> money from nothing, why the state is still going to charge you for a service they have no plans to provide. >> the picture behind me is awesome, it is that river of maritime air spilling in from the pacific ocean run right over san fransisco, but the wind will soon be going the opposite direction.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >> you are looking at a trail of destruction and injured by standards. about this time yesterday it was nothing short of chaos from pacific heights to hayes valley and
survey shows president obama and mitt romney all tied up as they head into tonight's presidential debate. >> perfect timing. the poll is from the united technologies and the national journal congressional connection. it shows the two candidates with 47% each among likely voters nationwide. other polls have shown the president with just a narrow lead. bigad shaban has more on tonight's face-to-face encounter in colorado. what do you think? >> reporter: frank and michelle, good morning to you. certainly the economy is going to be issue number one here at the debate hall at the university of denver. the president is expected to arrive here in colorado this afternoon. mitt romney has been here since monday. but the way this debate is set up it's broken down into six 15- minute segments. the first three of which half of the debate, 45 minutes, will be completely devoted to the economy. the remaining half of the debate will focus on healthcare, the role of government and governing. >> you're at a law school right now. i have been talking to friends in denver covering the debate tonight. what c
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